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The Coventry Music Museum

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A trip back in time to when music was fun!

First of all had no problem finding it, even spotted neville at the entrance as i drove... read more

Reviewed yesterday
skaad4Life
Fascinating 2 Tone experience.

Only heard about this fascinating little place by word of mouth. An unlikely entrance leads to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paulonpiano
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  • Average1%
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Our multi awatd winning museum celebrates music from Coventry and Warwickshire in all its forms. Not just 2-Tone. From Delia Derbyshire to King, from The Specials to The Enemy, Hazel O'Connor, The Primitives and even the famous John Lennon Yoko Ono...more
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7 The Courtyard 74-80 Walsgrave Road | Unit 3, The 2-Tone Village Courtyard, Rear of 74-80 Walsgrave Road, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 February 2015

The Coventry Music Museum is lovingly curated by Pete Chambers and his team of dedicated volunteers, celebrating musical Coventrians such as Hazel O'Connor, King, The Specials, The Primitives, Frank Ifield, and newer artists such as The Enemy. Record sleeves, silver discs, handwritten lyrics, signed guitars,...More

10  Thank Julianne R
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2015

Wow! Thanks for this wonderful and insightful review of our museum. Having someone like yourself visit was a real thrill. So pleased you liked it so much, and we hope to see you again. Best regards Pete

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Was expecting it to be better than it was;not much information on if any items have come from artists personal collections . a very small place and not easy to find in all fairness,if you're a visitor outside of the area.Maybe nice for ska fans,...More

3  Thank Nicky S
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Massively disappointed by your comments, we are an independent museum all working for free to create something special in the city. Set up myself and my wife, we have worked so hard along with our volunteers and supporters to create this top ranked museum. Everyone...More

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Reviewed yesterday

First of all had no problem finding it, even spotted neville at the entrance as i drove past. Moments later i was shaking his hand and having pics with him, not what i expected, but an absolute bonus! Secondly staff are super welcoming and informative...More

Thank skaad4Life
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only heard about this fascinating little place by word of mouth. An unlikely entrance leads to a packed history of 2 Tone and Coventry music in the caribbean style cafe, museum and two shops. The museum is small but absolutely crammed with memorabilia of all...More

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Unlikely entrance....love that.. thanks so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must for anyone who wants to learn about Coventry’s rich and diverse musical heritage. Volunteer staff are very friendly and full of knowledge.

Thank James D
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the lovely words about our great volunteers.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and informative place to visit! Also very friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and it’s nice that you can try some instruments by yourself.

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thats what we like friendly and cozy, many thanks

Reviewed 1 week ago

Coventry always gets a bad rap from many people because of its 1950s and 1960s rebuilding and 'concrete jungle' reputation (well that puts it on a direct par with our own home city of Birmingham then evidently!!) but what surprises people is how many great...More

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

WOW!!! What a great review and so in-depth. So many people love the Theremin, glad you did too. Hope to see you again. Pete & The Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After starting our visit with a play on the guitars and keyboard (my son) and theramin (myself), found lots of information about music and musicians from Coventry, not only 2 Tone. The volunteer staff were extremely helpful and informative. We live quite close and found...More

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Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great words, we love all our visitors home or away.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small museam but many items will remind you of the Two Tone era. Wish I had kept my old vinyls! Worth a visit.

Thank andrewhayes242
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the comment.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum introduces the history of the music in general. The visit is very focus on the different artists from Coventry, or who recorded their album in Coventry. Personally, I did not know a lot about these artists, so it was a pleasure to discover...More

Thank Marth77
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow great words, many thanks, glad we were all smiling, it's what we are all about.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone with a keen interest in music this is a 'must go' experience. For a period in time Coventry bands ruled the pop world and made ground breaking strides towards creating the modern diverse Britain we now know. Great way to spend a few...More

Thank Jane M
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yeah!!, so well written, many thanks Mark

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Poped in as friends were up for weekend ,what a blast from the passed,FAB place,friendly staff,great memorabilia ,bring back fond memories of my youth ,well worth a vist x

Thank Josie S
Godiva12, Director Curator at The Coventry Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great reviews, so glad you poped in to see us.

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Helen A
19 May 2018|
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Response from Godiva12 | Property representative |
Thanks all, it's well been answered on here.
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Nasonss
11 April 2018|
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Response from Godiva12 | Property representative |
Sadly not very..we have a stairclimer for access to the main museum as it's up a flight of stairs. but users must transfer to use it. plus are skilled operators are unable to use it due to injury. very sorry. Peter
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elainebaker2018
8 April 2018|
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Response from Brum-tony | Reviewed this property |
As long as you want but it is not a big place . YOPU could visit the whole village shop coffee shop and museum in a couple of hours
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